PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2013 FELLOWSHIP HAS PASSED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS. IF YOU WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE FALL 2014 FELLOWSHIP, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AT firstname.lastname@example.org AND WE WILL ALERT YOU WHEN THE SEARCH BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER 2013.
FALL 2013 OAK HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP – FOCUS ON INTERNMENT AND DISPLACEMENT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
By early September: Online application submission is available
November 1, 2012: Nomination deadline
December 15th, 2012: Application deadline
December 2012 – January 2013: Review of applications and research on candidates
February 2013: Selection committee meetings to select final candidates
Late February – Early March 2013: Phone interviews with finalists
April 15th, 2013: Decision notification to all applicants
Each year, the Oak Institute brings an Oak Human Rights Fellow to teach and conduct research while residing at the College. The Institute organizes lectures and other events centered around the fellow’s area of expertise. The purpose of the fellowship is to offer an opportunity for prominent practitioners in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from their work and spend as long as a semester as a scholar-in-residence at the College. This provides the Fellow time for reflection, research, and writing.
While all human rights practitioners are eligible, we especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in “on-the-ground” work at some level of personal risk. The Oak Fellow’s responsibilities include regular meetings with students either through formal classes or informal discussion groups and assistance in shaping a lecture series or symposium associated with the particular aspect of human rights of interest to the fellow. The fellow also is expected to participate in the intellectual life of the campus and enable our students to work or study with a professional in the human rights field.
The Fellow will receive a stipend and College fringe benefits, plus round-trip transportation from the fellow’s home site, a two-bedroom apartment, use of a car, and meals on campus. The Fellow will also receive research support, including office space, secretarial support, computer and library facilities, and a student assistant. The Fellowship is awarded for the fall semester (September through December) each year. Following the period of the award, the fellow is expected to return to her or his human rights work.
We must receive all applicant materials by December 15th, 2012!
To learn more about the 2013 Oak Fellowship, please view our brochure
If you wish to be contacted each year when we begin our annual search process, please join our electronic mailing list at: www.colby.edu/academics_cs/goldfarb/oak/mail.cfm or email the Oak Institute at: email@example.com